Jose Humberto Reis
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Jose Humberto Reis
  • January 18, 1932 - December 30, 2016
  • Fairhaven, Massachusetts

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Jose Humberto Reis, 84, of Fairhaven passed away Friday, December 30, 2016 in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Mary (Tavares) Reis with whom he shared 52 years of marriage.

Born in St. Michael, Azores the son of the late Jose and Marianna (Oliveira) Reis he grew up there and came to America in 1960. He had lived in Fairhaven for the past 45 years. He was a devout and lifelong Catholic and a communicant of St. Mary's Church, Fairhaven where he served as a Eucharistic Minister. God and family were his life. He enjoyed going to daily mass at Our Lady's Chapel in New Bedford and spending time with his family. He was gentle, kind and a jack of all trades.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Maria Viveiros of Acushnet, Helen Dandurand, Michael Reis, and Susan Charbonneau all of Fairhaven; ten grandchildren; many foster children; and several nieces and nephews.

His funeral will be Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 9 a.m. from the Waring-Sullivan Home at Fairlawn, 180 Washington St., Fairhaven followed by a funeral mass at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Fairhaven. Burial will be private. Visitation will be Tuesday 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor may be made to Catholic Social Services, 238 Bonney St., New Bedford, MA 02744 or www.cssdioc.org. For online tribute/directions www.waring-sullivan.com.